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VS ute series 2 towing capacity?

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Does anyone know the towing capacity of a VS series 2 ute (V6 manual)..

Basically been asked to tow a horse float with 2 horses on a 5 hour trip to try and get away from the cyclone.

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hi mate, it depends on the towing kit that it has but usually its only about 1300kg. it says in the owners manual

but in your situation, just do it.
 

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hmmm.. 5 hours is a long time when ur towing 400+kgs over ur limit.. Got to way up now if I want to risk snapping my car in half or letting my mrs' horses blow away. easy choise haha
 

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If you have the HD reinforced tow pack you will be fine for a one off! its a problem when you regularly tow over the limit, it stretches and flexes the rear of the chassis.
 

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I would also love to know what my VG ute is capable of towing as I'm wanting to tow a float also, Is a V6 auto and it has it has stiffer springs (yellow ones?) and a Hayman Reese kit if anyone can help?
Sorry to hijack patskies but i wold just do it anyway for the love you have for your wife and the love she has for her horse's. =p
 

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5HRS ,2 HORSES(small or big) not that it matters in your case. do the safest for animals and your self,,
Does anyone know the towing capacity of a VS series 2 ute (V6 manual)..

Basically been asked to tow a horse float with 2 horses on a 5 hour trip to try and get away from the cyclone.

cheers
look at pick http://forums.justcommodores.com.au...lbums-my-maloo-picture107209-maloo-tow-b.html and thats on a hsv maloo with fe2 susp (haymen reece) and the sticker says a max of 1120kg (what ever you do? do it safe ) CHEEERS
 
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All good. A good mate with me let me swap cars with him for the trip. Thanks for the replies guys..


Everone should know there tow capacities for there vehicles, you never know when you will need it
 

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i found my tow bar reciept rated 1590kgs genuine holden , there is a broucher from newcastle city holden.... i for get the reason why i could not buy 2100 kg at the time back in 96




towbar3.jpg towbar reciet resize.jpg holden brochur.jpg

pic of 1590 kg holden towbar
 
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<a href="http://s625.photobucket.com/albums/tt336/stick33/?action=view&

heres a better picture receipt
 

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thanks for that mate:beer chug:
 
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